KAJANG: Several posters and banners bearing the picture of the Barisan Nasional candidate for the Kajang by-election have been splashed with red paint or removed, said the MCA.
Party president Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai said more than 10 banners bearing the picture of Datin Paduka Chew Mei Fun were found splattered with red paint at Saujana Impian here yesterday.
“It is disappointing to see supporters acting in such a way. It would have been better to compare the capabilities and policies of both candidates and parties instead of resorting to personal attacks or vandalising properties,” he said at the party’s main operations room.
Liow said he hoped that the authorities would take action against those responsible for vandalising the banners.
At another press conference, MCA deputy president Datuk Dr Wee Ka Siong alleged that several Barisan banners in public areas had been removed.
“If there are people who are unhappy with our banners, they should have lodged a complaint with the Election Commission (EC) and let the authorities investigate the matter and not act as they like,” he said.
The MCA, said Dr Wee, had lodged its own report with the EC over the banner removal.
He also accused Pakatan Rakyat of monopolising the public halls and stadiums in the constituency, making it difficult for the party’s election machinery to carry out its campaign.
“They do not practise what they preach when they talk about fair elections and accuse Barisan of having denied them use of public amenities for campaign activities. Now, they have no right to condemn others,” he said.
The MCA, said Dr Wee, would offer RM1,000 to anyone who produces a “phantom voter” on polling day.
“Anyone who tips off the police can claim the reward from us after the culprits are charged in court,” he said.
In the last general election, Opposition Leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim had accused the Barisan government of bringing in 40,000 Bangladeshis to vote.